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Family of slain black Fla. teen to hear 911 calls

Family of slain black Fla. teen to hear 911 calls before they're made public By The Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) ' The family of a black teenager fatally shot by a white neighborhood watch volunteer has arrived at Sanford City Hall to listen to recordings of 911 calls police had previously refused to release.

Police agreed to release the recordings Friday afternoon. Officials will first allow the family of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to hear the recordings before making them public.

Martin's parents previously sued to have the recordings released. A hearing for the case had been scheduled for Monday.

Earlier Friday, Martin's parents called on the FBI to take over the investigation, saying they no longer trust the local police department. They accused Sanford police of botching the investigation and criticized them for not arresting 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who says he shot Martin in self-defense. Martin was not armed.

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